This week, I read this email from our dedicated District 51 LGET Richard Chong regarding news that on February 14, 2009, the Toastmasters International Board of Directors had given approval for District 51 to be reformed (split) into two Districts as of July 1, 2010.
In other words, at this Kuching District 51 Annual Convention April 2009, we will be electing the "Last District 51 Governor" covering Clubs in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia and for two Lieutenant Governors of Education & Training and two Lieutenant Governors of Marketing for the term 2009-2010.
For the next term 2010-2011, there will be elections for two District Governors - a District Governor for clubs in Peninsular Malaysia and a District Governor for Sarawak, Sabah, Brunei and Indonesia and their respective LGET and LGM.
For the record, District 51 started in 1993-94 with clubs from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Later Hong Kong, Macau and Brunei joined. In the term 2004-2005, District 51 went through the first reformation (split) with Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Macau forming a new District 80.
District 51 2008/2009 - "Toastmasters: The Courage to Conquer"
Dear Division Leaders, Area, Club & District past leaders,
Toastmasters’ Board of Directors met during the week of February 9-14, 2009, and announced the results of its deliberations at an open briefing held at Toastmasters World Headquarters on Saturday, February 14.
Among the highlights of the Board’s announcements are the status on our district reformation plan.
District Administration Committee (DAC)
The District Administration Committee focused on district reformation, district boundaries and the continuing development of the Region Advisor Marketing concept.
The Board approved the reformation of District 51.
- The district split will be effective July 1, 2010.
- The district will elect two lt. governors education and training,
- Two lt. governors marketing and one district governor for the 2009-2010 program year in order to support the transition year.
More on the Board of Directors Report February 14, 2009 can be found here
With Thanks and Gratitude,
Richard Chong @ Ritchie ACG / ALB
Lieutenant Governor Education & Training 08/09
Mobile: (+6)012-2939 272
Toastmasters International District 51 ~ Brunei , Indonesia & Malaysia
District 51 16th Annual Convention 17th~19th April 2009 ~ www.Kuching2009.com